Name: Ariana Golchin, PA-C
Title: Physician Assistant
School/Program: University of Utah
Currently Wearing: The Vera G. Slim Fit Lab Coat
Why did you choose your profession?:
To truly see and care for an individual during their most fragile and vulnerable times is one of the most privileged features of being a medical provider. Becoming a PA allowed me the opportunity to serve as a voice for those that are repeatedly ignored, underestimated, and silenced. Having the opportunity to support and educate but also empower my patients to press forward throughout all stages of their journey and healing processes is monumental. I chose to become a PA to be able to provide interventions and foundational tools to improve my patients health, but also provide tangible emotional support. My patients will always be reminded that no matter what their life looks like beyond the the exam room door that there will always be a safe space waiting with someone who believes in them.
Current Passion Project:
I am very passionate about initiating mental health awareness and suicide prevention advoacy projects. I spend a lot of time on my instagram providing education and resources regarding mental health!
Who was/is your inspiration?
To all of the strong, intelligent women who have paved the path and remind us that anything you want to achieve is possible.
Fun Fact 1:
I LOVE all things Halloween and celebrate year round. Halloween is not a holiday but rather my lifestyle!
Fun Fact 2:
My black cat is named "Poe" inspired by my favorite author Edgar Allan Poe.
Do you have any advice for others interested in entering your field?
You are going to have SO MANY days where you will doubt your abilities and capabilities as a student and future provider. The impostor syndrome will be overwhelming at times- to the point where you may actually try to convince yourself that you truly dont belong or deserve to be in health care. You become a completely different person throughout this process but to see who you develop into when you make it to the otherside is one of the most empowering things you will ever do. Despite every impossible expectation that is thrown at you- YOU MAKE IT THROUGH. Somehow you do and you WILL. You are about to be given one of the most amazing gifts you may ever receive in life: the trust patients have in your and your abilities. You will hear the most vulerable and fragile pieces of patients lives. You were chosen for a reason and DO NOT forget it.
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